Quick Preparedness Tip: Simple Emergency Kit for your car

Posted on December 9th, 2011

Quick Preparedness Tip
A small bag of essentials in your car is really all you need should you have a flat tire or be stranded for an extended period of time.  Here are a few things to keep on hand in your car, in case of an emergency.

Flashlight: To avoid having to remember to change the batteries, purchase a battery free model that shakes or cranks to light up.

Garbage bag: This makes for a great poncho to protect from rain or road grime while changing a tire — simply poke holes for arms and head.  It can be used as a blanket to keep in body heat.  You can also use it to carry water or remove waste.

Bottled water: But, do watch the dates…even water expires.

Crackers or energy bars are good, non-perishable snacks.  Watch out for things that melt.

Whistle: The sound travels further, lasts longer and is more recognized as a call for help than your voice.

Tool kit: including pocket knife & tape.

Gloves: to protect your hands while performing maintenance.